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Shooter

Description

Shooters are action games in which the player character shoots enemies.

The shooting is usually performed with firearms in these games; however, any weapon that dispatches projectiles qualifies, which makes many games (e.g. Heretic) that rely on medieval ranged weaponry or even magical projectiles shooters as well.

There are many shooter sub-genres, including fixed-screen shooters, scrolling shooters, rail shooters, and others.

Since the emergence of 3D graphics, 3D shooters, popularized by Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, have become the leading representatives of the genre. This sub-genre is sometimes referred to as first-person shooter, though this definition is not very precise, since the genre's distinguishing feature are 3D environments, not the perspective; some 3D shooters allow players to switch between perspectives, while others enforce a third-person view.

3D shooters may incorporate elements of other genres, most commonly role-playing (e.g. System Shock games and Deus Ex).
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Windows (2001)

This is a compilation of: Descent: Freespace - The Great War Freespace 2

Descent I and II: The Definitive Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

This is a compilation of the games Descent, Descent: Levels of the World, Descent II, Descent II: Vertigo Series, and...

Descent II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1997)

The second Descent game features new levels, new weapons and new robot enemies. It also comes with helpful ideas for...

Descent II: The Infinite Abyss DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

A double-CD pack of Descent II (complete with 3dfx and Rendition graphics card patches) and its Vertigo Series expansion.

DOS (1996)

An extras pack released after the success of Descent II, Vertigo Series adds 23 missions and, as a bonus, provides...

Descent Maximum PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Descent Maximum took the best parts of the original Descent and Descent II for the PC and adapted them to...

Descent Venture Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (2001) and Windows (2001)

The Descent Venture Pack combines the original Descent trilogy and the expansion packs of the second and third game in...

Desert Falcon Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1987), Atari 7800 (1987) and Atari 8-bit (1988)

Desert Falcon is an arcade style shooter. Many of the Pharaoh's great treasures are lost throughout the desert, and your...

Desert Hawk Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Desert Hawk is a 2D-side-scroller shoot-em-up similar to Choplifter!- The player's mission is to fly a military helicopter behind enemy...

DOS (1994)

This game is a compilation of four different arcade games with common idea - US operation in Middle East. First-person...

Desert Strike and Jungle Strike DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Combo budget re-release of Electronic Arts' helicopter action game Desert Strike and its follow-up Jungle Strike.

Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Game Boy (1995), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992), Lynx (1993), Amiga (1993), Game Gear (1994), SEGA Master System (1992) and BlackBerry (2013)

The first game in the Strike series. A year after the Gulf War, a self-styled general named Kilbaba (Muababa in...

Amiga (1996)

Desert Wolf is an action simulation game. The player is a fighter pilot. The game is divided into a number...

Windows (2006)

The Design is a shooting game where the player simultaneously controls two circles, yellow and green, which can be freely...

Windows (1999)

Desktop Destroy II: Chicken Carnage allows the player to destroy his desktop and shoot chickens at the same time. The...

Windows (2007)

On a remote deserted island, a small coffee robot is slowly becoming aware of his surroundings. He doesn't know how...

Desolator MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986)

Desolator is best described as Defender without the little men. What is still there is the fast horizontally scrolling landscape,...

DOS (1995)

2nd game in the series. The aliens from the first game are back and they are after you! Fight for...

DOS (1995)

Another first person shooter using the 3d game creation engine. 3rd game in the Dispair series. In this installment you...

Desperado 2 Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

In Desperado 2, the sequel to Gun.Smoke, the player is Marshall James, a sheriff sent by the State of Texas...

J2ME (2007)

This game is based on the movie by Robert Rodriguez. The player slips into the role of El Mariachi, who...

Destination Earthstar NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Two centuries ago, an alien species known as the Kojans kidnapped the people of Earth and made them their slaves....

Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Crypto is back yet again for the 3rd game in the series. The game takes place sometime in the 1970s,...

Browser (1996)

In Destroyer player control a ship attacked by submarines passing below. The player's ship can be moved left or right...

Commodore 64 (1987)

In this side view horizontally shooter which constantly scrolls from left to right, you must fly over the surface of...

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